Let it Snow

Hi there and welcome to Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week we'd like to LET IT SNOW

As always you could be a random winner of $50 voucher
and spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store.

It's that time of the year when you definitely must start making
Christmas cards even if it's not cold enough outside 
and your mojo still doesn't feel the wintery or Xmasy mood, 
just like mine didn't. 
I saw though that when you push yourself to make it anyway, 
suddenly it seems you can not stop and just get involved into Xmas. 
This was my case when I made this one 
and some more which will be shown a bit later. 
I'm glad I made them all taking an advantage of my mojo. 

Getting involved into the mood has a one very serious problem: 
you just completely forget to make pictures of the process...

I started with embossing the background and gave it a bit of a blue
shades, very light and random, just to get rid of a white space.
Then I cut out my frame using a very old burlap paper I found.
After cutting the tree line I blended it with green distress inks
and sprayed with water to give more interest.

I touched the tree line and the reindeer (thanks, Sandra!) with 
Emboss It Dabber and covered with a product I used for the first time 
and totally got in love with - Stampendous Embossing Enamel.
Isn't is LOVELY? 

This fresh and deep white on any color surface is AMAZING
and this one called Chunky White looks just perfect as a snow!

I added a bit of it also to my frame, couldn't resist, lol. 

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Thank You

Hello everyone who was waiting for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week there is a THANKSGIVING theme up here!

As always you can be a random winner of $50 voucher
and spend it at Simon Says Stamp Store

I hadn't have a tiniest idea of what my card would be look like.
This was one of those black hole moments when you sit and need to
make something, without ideas, plans, overall scheme.
So here it is my spontaneous Thank You card.

One day I played a lot making backgrounds with a mix of several Distress 
Oxide inks. I made like 8-10 of them and already almost used them out!
For this card I took 2 of them, the yellowish as my base and the
brownish as my background. 
I really recommend to make them in advance one of those days you feel 
no mojo for any new project, it's a really great thing for 'future". 

Then I cut out the Sizzix Globe from the center of my background
and the "frame" made with Sizzix Stripes die. 

 Then... I made a great mistake! I confused jars.
I wanted to use Distress Clear Rock Candy and I actually used
Distress Collage Medium matte :-( Well, shit happens. 
I thought no big deal I can still use the Rock Candy over it, right?
Well, not really! No single cracle appeared on the surface! 
Now I know... But I left it as it was and only added some 
coloring with Prima oil Pastel crayons. 

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